A study of English words and phrases derived from the Greek and Roman worlds that are used in a number of modern academic disciplines and the ancient and modern ideas behind them.
In Words and Ideas students meet a selection of English words and phrases derived from the Greek and Roman worlds that are used in a number of modern academic disciplines, namely Myth, Medicine, Law, Politics, Commerce, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology and History. These words and phrases not only express ideas of fundamental importance in academic English but also have a general utility in everyday life. The course focuses on the social, historical and political origins of these words and phrases and in the process explains how the ancient languages and cultures of Greece and Rome have heavily influenced modern English and modern culture in different parts of the world.
|Paper title||Words and Ideas|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019|
|Domestic Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Words and Ideas will be of interest to all students who have a particular interest in words, wish to improve their language ability by expanding their general vocabulary in a range of disciplines, and are interested in modern ideas and their ancient origins. The course material caters to the needs not only of students who have a high degree of proficiency in English, but also of those students whose skills in English language and vocabulary are in need of improvement.
- More information link
- View further information on the Department of Classics website
- Teaching staff
- Dr John Garthwaite
- W. J. Dominik, Words and Ideas (Bolchazy Carducci)
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- An in-depth knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots of English words, and modern concepts drawn from classical culture.